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Huan Yi
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0 posted 10-23-2004 10:51 AM       View Profile for Huan Yi   Email Huan Yi   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Huan Yi

Dear


The pink of your breath
tells us you are dying.

We have seen death enough
to know this.

On to the front again this morning,
one of our convoy has struck you,
along the road ending it all,
but for these moments
with wide brown eyes.

The pain is gone except the terror.
Trying afraid to live forever,
at least a little,
what time remains.

Experience for going on.

There are defenses, and tactics,
a war to be won.
But I leave the driver
watching and talking to my uniforms,
unnoticed,
they worn so often
no one will know I'm not inside.

And walk away to be beside you.
Not running, returning slow,
knowing I can not save you.

But for a while,
I stroke your hair
the way of an absent lover.
Through words strange, in calm tones
begin a fire for it is cold.

Together,
dying, and living
for awhile, await another soldier.

A foe, yet still,
knowing the darkness is but his sadness,
sharing my courage we let him come

to sit in quiet,
respect my hand
soothing your fear in the growing night,

until it is time

to sleep.
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Juju
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1 posted 10-23-2004 10:55 AM       View Profile for Juju   Email Juju   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Juju's Home Page   View IP for Juju

Good poem.
passing shadows
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wow! I love your style!
Midnitesun
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3 posted 10-23-2004 12:10 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

a poignant scene, well presented
revealing tenderness, compassion
Drauntz
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4 posted 05-14-2007 11:30 PM       View Profile for Drauntz   Email Drauntz   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Drauntz

poem of war.

Love these verses
"watching and talking to my uniforms,
unnoticed,
they worn so often
no one will know I'm not inside."

war...words are not enough to say but you always do it well in a cool way to show the sadness in soul
 
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